Hello, I’m Laura! This is my personal portfolio. I’m a graphic designer + illustrator + mother keeping it real on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Through the process of re-building my portfolio, I’ve wrestled with the question of why I want one, which led to why I even do what I do. I came up with a few answers:

Why do I design? Because clear communication allows us to solve problems before they even exist! If its easy to understand where we should go, we’re less likely to get lost! (although there will always be those who choose not to pay attention…)

Why do I create? Because I can’t stop! I was created to create, and the way I’m wired allows me to process through creative expression. I don’t feel fully a part of this world if I’m not creating.

Why do I share what I create? Because beauty IS more than skin deep. It reaches way past our eye balls into our souls. One of my favourite poems by Mary Oliver is simple, three lines: “Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”